Pinsonfork, KY. (October 07, 2020) – Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post received a call on October 06, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. reporting an ATV collision that occurred on Harve Varney Road in the Pinsonfork community of Pike County. A trooper from Post 9 responded and began the investigation.
The initial investigation indicated Diana Thacker, 18 years old of Pinsonfork was operating an Arctic Cat ATV on Harve Varney Road, when Thacker lost control of the ATV causing her to exit the roadway, strike an embankment, and overturn. Thacker was transported to Pikeville Medical Center, where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Trooper Curt Rowe is investigating the collision and was assisted on scene by Upper Pond Fire Department and Appalachian First Response Ambulance Service.